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Although suicide is preventable, rates in Canada have remained relatively stable over the last two decades. The assessment of suicide risk by clinicians and mental health professionals plays a key...
From Mental Health Commission of Canada The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is a proud supporter of Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), a national public education campaign coordinated by...
Purpose This brief provides an overview of issues faced by people living with serious mental illnesses (and their circles of care) during COVID-19, along with considerations for policy development as...
Learn about three opioid- and other substance use-related stigma reduction programs for health and social care providers that have been evaluated using the Opening Minds Provider Attitudes Towards Opioid Use...
This package contains everything you need to apply and plan for the Virtual HEADSTRONG Summit program for youth in your region. The HEADSTRONG team invites you to complete and return...
POLICY BRIEF: HIGHLIGHTSCOVID-19 and Early Childhood Mental Health: Fostering Systems Change and ResilienceABOUT THE ISSUEGlobal health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic can have serious impacts on the mental health...
PurposeThe purpose of this brief is to identify mental health and substance use policy issues in relation to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on correctional populations. These populations include...
Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly being used in health care, where it has the potential to augment care, change how it is delivered, and improve access. For mental health care,...
POLICY BRIEF: HIGHLIGHTS COVID-19, Mental Health and Substance Use in Correctional Settings ABOUT THE ISSUE During a pandemic, attention to mental health and substance use is needed more than ever....